Hyvä testamentti campaign aims to change the culture of legacy giving in Finland. Only a few Finns have written their last will. The campaign wants to change attitudes and raise awareness of writing a testament.
The last will is an act of planning your life. It is also a way to prepare for the future and care for your loved ones. The campaign's website provides information and advice as well as share stories of good deeds. The campaing also offers help from solicitor Piia Jeremejeff by email.
The bequests are an important part of the non-profit sector's financing. In Finland, the share of bequests is about 5-10 per cent of the sector's funding.Many significant things can be achieved by bequests. With a bequest you can support, for example, welfare or nature, promote human and animal rights or improve conditions in developing countries. Non-profit organizations do not pay inheritance tax.
Hyvä testamentti campaign is a consortium of charitable non-profit organisations which are members of Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa.